Achieving the Global Goals through Local and Regional Governments Actions

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:30
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Tuesday, 22 September, 2020

This virtual event consists of an hour and a half discussion on the actions of local and regional governments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It will feature high-level representatives who will discuss ways they are working to meet the 2030 Agenda while managing challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. These representatives will also provide highlights from their 2020 Voluntary Local Reviews. Civil society and private sector speakers will also explore the importance of partnerships between these sectors and governments to ensure no one is left behind.   

Organizers: The NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs in collaboration with UN-Habitat, the City of Helsinki, and Goal 17 Partners

Date and Time: Thursday, September 24th, 2020 | 9:00AM to 10:30AM (EST)

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Closing remarks by:

Maimunah Mohd Sharif | Executive Director, UN-Habitat


Penny Abeywardena | Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York

Helder Barbalho | Governor, State of Pará, Brazil

Joe Anderson, OBE | Mayor, City of Liverpool, England

Christian Di Candia | Mayor, City of Montevideo, Uruguay

Mohammed Adjei Sowah | Mayor, City of Accra, Ghana  

Sōichirō Takashima | Mayor, City of Fukuoka, Japan

Luiz Alvaro Salles Aguiar de Menezes | Secretary of International Affairs, City of São Paulo, Brazil

John Frank | Vice President, United Nations Affairs, Microsoft

Alice Charles | Project Lead, Cities, Infrastructure and Urban Services Platform, World Economic Forum Geneva

Maitreyi B. Das | Manager, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank

Aissata M.B. Camara | Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York

Oneika Pryce | Strategic Relationships Associate, City of New York

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 *More information regarding additional speakers will be shared shortly.